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Tough year: Tight state revenues pose challenge for county

As with every start of every legislative session Cameron County’s wish list is long, especially after weathering a pandemic for most of a year,...

New county order includes bar closures

BROWNSVILLE — A state order has led Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. to order the county’s restaurants to cut their customer capacity while...

Rio Hondo schools director creates resource center

RIO HONDO — Born and raised in Rio Hondo, Dr. Mayte Lozano Chapa knew she wanted to give back to the community where she grew...

Awaiting Air Force One: Federal officials, local police plan logistics for Trump’s visit

HARLINGEN — Federal officials are working with local police to secure the area as President Donald Trump prepares to land today at Valley International...

San Benito CISD offers remote learning option after winter break

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SAN BENITO — After a holiday break, students are being welcomed back to class at this school district with the option of having face-to-face...

City of Harlingen welcomes new fire chief

HARLINGEN — Before 2020 ended, the Harlingen Fire Department welcomed Rafael Balderas as its new fire chief. His job as fire chief began on Dec....

Freeze warning issued for entire Rio Grande Valley

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The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a freeze warning for the entire Rio Grande Valley that will take effect early Christmas morning. The...

Hard times aside, port had banner year in 2020

HARLINGEN — Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19 and related shutdowns and lockdowns, the Port of Harlingen managed significant growth in commodities, grant funding,...

Nine Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

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RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found nine more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing the rural area’s total case...

Virus activity continues alarming incline in Hidalgo Co.

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COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County jumped by 637 on Wednesday as nine additional deaths related to the virus were also reported by health officials. Of...